HOW MUCH WE SPEND ON OUR PETS

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 New report reveals how much Americans are spending on their petsThe Full Story:In honor of National Pet Day, which is tomorrow, a new report reveals just how much folks shell out each year on their petsOverall, Americans spend about $126.19 on their pets each monthFolks in Delaware spend the most, around $311.90 a month, with those in Idaho pampering their pets the least, only spending $20 bucks a month 

There’s no doubt that most people treat their pets like family, which means they tend to spend a lot of money on them. Well, in honor of National Pet Day, which is tomorrow, a new report reveals just how much folks shell out each year on their non-human family members, and the amounts vary vastly from state to state.

Overall, Americans spend about $126.19 on their pets each month, with folks in Delaware spending the most, around $311.90 a month, and those in Idaho pampering their pets the least, only spending $20 bucks a month. Rhode Island comes in at $72.00.

States Spending the Most On Their Pets

Delaware - $311.90Massachusetts - $272.50Washington - $186.37Texas - $182.30Alabama - $158.13New York - $156.46Louisiana - $156.00California - $153.59New Hampshire $149.29Georgia - $146.28

When it comes to specific animals, owners of small mammals, like guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils, spend the most monthly, about $251.82, while dog owners spend way more than cat people, $139.80 vs. $92.98. As for those who spend the least, that would be fish owners, who spend only $62.53 a month. 

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